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NCJ Number: NCJ 235776     Find in a Library
Title: Painting the Current Picture: A National Report on Drug Courts and Other Problem-Solving Court Programs in the United States
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): West Huddleston ; Douglas B. Marlowe, J.D., Ph.D.
Corporate Author: National Drug Court Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 07/2011
Page Count: 68
  Annotation: This report from the National Drug Court Institute presents the results of a survey on drug courts and other problem-solving court programs in the United States.
Abstract: This report presents the results of two surveys, one in July 2008 and one in July 2009, of statewide drug court coordinators in every U.S. State or territory. Key findings from the 2009 survey include: as of December 31, 2009, there were 2,459 drug courts in the United States; 56 percent of U.S. States and territories reported an increase in the number of drug courts, with Arizona and Alabama having the largest increases; and 58 percent of the adult drug courts followed a post-plea model. Key findings from the 2008 survey include: 56 percent of U.S. counties did not have an adult drug court, 84 percent did not have a juvenile drug court, and 87 percent did not have a family dependency treatment court; 96 percent of States and territories reported that drug court capacity could be expanded; and of the 116,300 drug court participants in 2008, almost 62 percent were White and 21 percent were Black. This report also includes a description of what a drug court is, and a review of the scientific literature that documents the effectiveness of drug courts, a discussion of the key components of successful drug courts and other problem-solving court programs, and a detailed examination of the survey results. Tables, figures, and references
Main Term(s): Drug Courts
Index Term(s): Drug abuse ; Drug treatment programs ; Drug prevention programs ; Drug offenders ; Drug-abusing inmates ; Drug Policy ; BJA grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

Office of National Drug Control Policy
US Executive Office of the President
United States of America
Grant Number: 2009-DD-BX-K149
Sale Source: National Drug Court Institute
1029 N. Royal St, Suite 201
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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